Major Jones's Courtship and Travels: Comprising All the Scenes, Incidents and Adventures of His Courtship, in a Series of Letters by Himself; as Well as the Humorous Narrative of His Travels from Georgia to Canada, and Back, Together with His Experience in Each Town He Passed Through, Volume 1, Parts 1-2
T. B. Peterson and brothers, 1857
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afore agin ain't aint baby begun Bimeby blieve bout butiful couldn't cousin Pete Dear deth didn't dogs don't eend enuff evry eyes face feel feller felt fore frend fust galls Georgia gettin give grate gwine half hand hard heap hear heard hold Hotel jest Jones keep kind know'd ladys letter live looked lookin Majer mind minit Miss Mary monstrous more'n mornin mouth never niggers nothin old Miss Stallins peeple Pineville pore pretty rite river round seed seemed sense sich side singin soon sort stand stop street takin tell thar ther ther's thing THOMPSON thought told tother town tried tuck turn walk whar whole young
Page 66 - Oh, say, can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming; Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Page 102 - I'd like to have it all over at once, but young galls always like to be engaged a while, you know, so I spose I must wait a month or so. Mary (she ses I mustn't call her Miss Mary now) has been a good deal of trouble and botheration to me ; but if you could see her you wouldn't think I ought to grudge a little sufferin to git sich a sweet little wife.
Page 101 - and you know you promised to keep my Crismus present as long as you lived.
Page 96 - I use to hang up my stockins and git 'em full of presents." The galls kep laughin and blushin. " Never mind," ses Miss Mary, " Majer's got to give me a Crismus gift, — won't you, Majer ? " "Oh, yes," ses I ; "you know I promised you one." " But I didn't mean that" ses she. " I've got one for you, what I want you to keep all your life, but it would take a two-bushel bag to hold it,
Page 96 - I use to hang up my stockin's and git 'em full of presents.' "The galls kep' laughin' and blushin'. " 'Never mind,' ses Miss Mary, 'Majer's got to give me a Crismus gift — won't you, Majer?' " 'Oh, yes,' ses I, 'you know I promised you one.
Page 98 - Come here, good feller," ses I, and whistled a little to him, but it wasn't no use. Thar he stood and kep up his everlastin whinin and barkin all night. I couldn't tell when daylight was breakin^ only by the chickens crowin, and I was monstrous glad to hear 'em, for if I'd had to stay thar one hour more, I don't believe I'd ever got out of that bag alive. Old Miss Stallins come out fust, and as soon as she...
Page 95 - I'm gwine to keep it as long as I live," ses I, " as a Crismus present from the handsomest gall in Georgia." When I sed that, she blushed worse and worse. " Ain't you shamed, Majer?" ses she. " Now you ought to give her a Crismus gift, Joseph, to keep all her life,
Page 17 - I am devoted to them — I think of them day and night ! " That was too much— it shot me right up, and I sot as still as could be for more'na minute. I never felt so warm behind the ears afore in all my life. Thunder ! how my blood did bile up all over me, and I felt like I could knock Matthew Matix into a greasspot, if he'd only been thar.
Page 95 - Joseph, to keep all her life," sed Miss Carline. "Ah," ses old Miss Stallins, "when I was a gall we used to hang up our stockins " "Why, mother!" ses all of 'em, "to say stockins rite afore " Then I felt a little streaked too, cause they was all blushin as hard as they could. "Highty-tity!